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Day 161: Round Pond

Day 161:  Round Pond

09 June 2008

I can no longer recall why I decided to shoot the swans at 16mm with the lens close to the water . . . it looked like fun at the time!

From WikiPedia: The Round Pond is a pond in Kensington Gardens, London, in front of Kensington Palace. It is, however, not at all round, but more like a square with protuberances at the corners.

 
 

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Day 160: Tube Journeys

Day 160:  Tube Journeys

08 June 2008; 2242 Hours.

Lensbaby.

 

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Day 159: Green Park

Day 159:  Green Park

07 June 2008; 2220 Hours.

(The longer days were killing me at this point and I made lots of mistakes and gaffs on day 159).

Normally, I would like to get close to the guy on the bench but he was a homeless guy wandering around the platform and feeding off the leftovers left by the commuters and I wasn’t sure if I ought to photograph this.

 

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Day 158: Battersea Power Station Reflections

Day 158:  Battersea Power Station Reflections

06 June 2008; 2304 Hours

 

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Day 157: Westminster Pier

Day 157:  Westminster Pier

05 June 2008, 2200 Hours

 

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Day 156: Lambeth Bridge (2)

Day 156:  Lambeth Bridge (2)

04 June 2008; 2213 Hours

 

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You’re Gonna Love Tomorrow

You're Gonna Love Tomorrow

This is an ISO 6400 image shot last night of a commuter presumably on her way home from work.

I try not to use the 135mm on the London Underground because it can be difficult to get a high shutter speed but it was too late to change lens.

This was shot at f/2.2 with a shutter speed of 1/250 seconds at ISO 6400. AF was lousy due to the dark hair / dark overcoat.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t clean up the noise in Lightroom; the same picture from Digital Photo Professional (DPP) was so much cleaner and if this was professional work, I would have processed this with DPP for the client but I have gone with the Lightroom version for this blog.

Update: After writing the above, I downloaded and installed Neat Image to clean up this picture.

 

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